You are running the latest version of “VMware Fusion” (get trial version here) on an original Apple Mac or on a HackMac. During installation of Windows XP or Vista (32 bit) the system crashs with a kernel panic or a complete freeze.
Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5.7 update causes some irritation to the 3D acceleration engine VMware Fusion uses. Before installing Windows disable Accelerate 3D Graphics:
macosxhints.com report this bug applies to AMD ATI based graphic adapters only.
However in our lab a HackMac with a Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 7600 GT (using Netkas‘ Natit.kext) also crashed again and again during an installation of a german Windows XP Professional with a complete freeze.
kernel: vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0x7507300.
An update that has been distributed yesterday is likely to be the cause for sudden blue screens on Windows Vista 64bit. The yesterday update forces the user to restart, but after restarting, Windows Vista64 customers report that their system would not boot anymore. Instead a blue screen of death was shown.
Although the problem should be fixed now, many users still cannot boot. What you can do, if your system still hangs:
boot into Safe Mode (hit F8 when Window begins to boot after the BIOS messages)
click Start -> all Programs -> Kaspersky Internet Security
right click on Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 to Run As Administrator
Click Update and choose to Rollback to previous Databases
Wait some secs to some minutes for the rollback to perform
you may change the Update mode (from automatically to manually). But we’ve heard everything is under control again. So this step is not necessary.